How Did We Get Here

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"Someday is made of a thousand tiny nows." We talk with author Malia Bohlin about historical fiction, creating semi-biography, and learning (literally) about what it takes to sail (alone) across an ocean.

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Show Notes


Malia Bohlin was born in Honolulu and raised in Pe'ahi, Maui. She received a B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and later a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management from Regis University in Denver. She works in fundraising and as a PATH International certified instructor in a therapeutic horseback riding program.

Malia loves to travel, read, ride, write, and sometimes run half-marathons. Left at Hiva Oa is her first novel.

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